According to the spokesperson for the electoral process, Efigénia Clemente was the most voted candidate, with eight votes, followed by Daniel Modesto, with six votes, and Maria Teresa Baptista Borges, with one vote.
Speaking to Rádio Nacional de Angola, Mateus Glória indicated that the results will now be communicated "to the plenary of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, which will ratify the respective minutes".
The election of candidates for the position of vice-president of the Supreme Court stems from the vacancy that has been registered since 2021, due to the retirement of the Supreme Court advisor judge and vice-president Cristino Molares de Abril e Silva.
Once the election results have been ratified, the President of the Superior Council for the Judiciary communicates to the President of the Republic the names of the three candidates with the most votes, so that the appointment of Vice-President of the Supreme Court may be among them.
The Constitution of the Republic provides that the Vice-President of the Supreme Court is appointed by the President of the Republic, among the three candidates selected by 2/3 of the Counselor Judges currently in office.
The Vice-President of the Supreme Court has the powers to replace the President of the Supreme Court in his absences and impediments and to exercise the other powers established by law or determined by superiors by the President of the Supreme Court.